Updates

  • 8/2/2021

  • Added BNSF1594 (BN Paint)

  • 7/26/2021

  • Added Palmer, MA Web Cam by Boston and Maine Live

  • 7/25/2021

  • Added AMTK108 (Phase VI)

  • Added AMTK160 (Dash 8 Phase III)

  • 7/23/2021

  • Reactivated BNSF 9407

  • 7/16/2021

  • Added - BBLE862 (DMIR Paint)

  • 7/8/2021

  • Added VirtualRailfan.com Web Camera - Spartanburg, SC

  • 7/7/2021

  • Added Railstream.net Web Camera - Atlanta, GA

  • 6/30/2021

  • Added - AMTK301 - Day 1 - 50th Anniversary

  • 6/28/2021

  • Removed - MNCR126 - New Haven

  • 6/18/2021

  • Added - BNSF1787 - BN Paint

  • 6/14/2021

  • Removed - KCS 2972 - KCS Grey

  • CSX has officially renumbered CSXT1 (Spirit of WV) to CSXT173.   Note that we renumbered the locomotive last week due to CSXT1 (B&O Scheme) venturing out on the OCS. 

  • 6/9/2021

  • Removed - UP 4141 - George HW Bush
  • CSXT1 & 2 - B&O Heritage Scheme locomotives are available for reporting.

  • 6/4/2021

  • Unlocked NS 8098 (Conrail) for reporting

  • 5/29/2021

  • Added Rocky Mount, NC web cam

  • 5/28/2021

  • Added Oklahoma City, OK web cam

  • Added - IHB3800 - Salute our Troops - Note that notifications are disabled on this unit due to it's limited range

  • 5/27/2021

  • Removed - KCS 4023 - KCS Grey
  • 5/24/2021

  • Added - AMTK161 - Phase I - 50th Anniversary
  • NW611 is enabled for reporting

  • 5/21/2021

  • We've received word about the new CSX1 (F40PH in B&O Scheme).  We're holding on changes until we receive confirmation that CSXT1 (Spirit of WV) is officially renumbered and confirmed.   This is to avoid confusion and reporting the wrong locomotive.

  • 5/19/2021

  • Added Belle Plaine, NE web cam (thanks T. Hogan)
    Added Fostoria, OH (thanks A. Wenger)

  • 5/17/2021

  • Updated link to new Roanoke web camera and updated the link to Hotel Roanoke Rail cam.   Many thanks Bruce P. for the email!

  • 5/1/2021

  • As of 5/1/2021 we've officially deprecated SMS notifications due to lack of utilization and costly to maintain.   Please note that we'll have push notifications coming to our mobile apps. 

  • Added - CSXT124 - Clinchfield Emblem
  • 5/3/2021

  • Added - MNA7000 - BN Paint
  • Added - MNA8055 - BN Paint
  • Removed - KYLE 9333 - SP Paint
  • Added - Metra North Commuter Units in New Haven paint (P32AC-DM #228-231 and BL20GH 126-127, 129-130).  

    Please note that we don't send out notifications for units in regular commuter service. 

  • Removed - PRLX 249 - ATSF Warbonnet
  • 4/26/2021

  • Added - AMTK100 - Midnight Blue 50th Anniversary
  • 4/23/2021

  • Added - UP1979 - We Are One
  • 4/22/2021

  • We've unlocked NW611 in preparation for its move in May.

    https://www.strasburgrailroad.com/611-at-strasburg/

  • 4/17/2021

  • Fixed an issue where the server was failing to send out emails during registrations / forgot passwords.   If you registered your account between 4/12/2021 8PM EST to 4/16/2021 8PM EST you likely didn't receive an email.  

    Please visit the profile page to generate another email verification link (link)

  • 4/16/2021

  • Removed - BNSF 2186 - BN Paint
  • Removed - BNSF 2112 - BN Paint
  • Removed - BNSF 557 - BNSF Warbonnet
  • Added - WE7023 - 30th Anniversary

  • 4/14/2021

  • Removed - NS 9250 - Operation Lifesaver
  • Removed - NS 9255 - Operation Lifesaver
  • Removed - NS 9254 - Operation Lifesaver
  • Removed - NS 9252 - Operation Lifesaver
  • Added - CSXT3173 - PL&E Sticker
  • Added - CSXT439 - Spirit of Birmingham
  • Added Cedar Fall, IA to the web cam map

  • 4/8/2021

  • Added - EMDX7216 - EMDX Yellow/White
  • 4/4/2021

  • Removed - NS 9256 - Operation Lifesaver
  • 4/3/2021

  • UP1995 reporting restrictions have been lifted. UP has placed the unit back in service as of yesterday. 

  • 3/31/2021

  • Removed - PRLX 247 - ATSF Warbonnet
  • Removed - PRLX 234 - ATSF Warbonnet
  • Removed - PRLX 2490 - ATSF Warbonnet
  • 3/30/2021

  • On the web site (Desktop View) we've added the ability to see the locations of web cams within the USA/Canada. Please contact us if there are missing.   This will be useful if trying to locate and track a Heritage Unit.   

    Also note that this is in preparation for our new mobile app which will ask specifically what camera you saw the locomotive at to assist with keeping reporting consistent. 

    HeritageUnits.com is not affiliated with these camera operators.  While some of these cameras are free to view, others are not.  We do ask that you support each operator on their respective sites via a membership or donations.

    Brian =)
    HeritageUnits.com 

  • 3/29/2021

  • Added - BNSF1773 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • Added - BNSF178 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • 3/22/2021

  • Added - KCS2016 - KCS Grey
  • 3/18/2021

  • Added - KCS6092 - KCS Grey
  • Added - KCS2823 - KCS Grey

  • Added - KCS2033 - KCS Grey
  • 3/16/2021

  • Removed - BCOL 4643 - BC Rail Paint - Scrapped

  • 3/15/2021

  • Added - EMDX7241 - EMDX Black
  • Removed - BNSF 2723 - BN Paint
  • 3/11/2021

  • Added - BNSF2938 - BN Paint
  • 3/8/2021

  • Added  - Canadian Pacific's "Central, Maine & Quebec" units

    • CMQ1002
    • CMQ1006
    • CMQ2001
    • CMQ2002
    • CMQ2003
    • CMQ2004
    • CMQ2006
    • CMQ3812
    • CMQ3816
    • CMQ3817
    • CMQ9004
    • CMQ9010
    • CMQ9011
    • CMQ9014
    • CMQ9017
    • CMQ9020
    • CMQ9021
    • CMQ9022
    • CMQ9023
    • CMQ9024

  • Removed - NS 3215 - 2014 NMRA - SOld to PRLX

  • Reactivated - NS3492 OLS as it's been spotted in numerous locations. 

  • 3/5/2021

  • Added - EMDX7236 - EMDX Black
  • Added - EMDX7235 - EMDX Black

  • Added - EMDX7240 - EMDX Black
  • Added - EMDX7242 - EMDX Black
  • 3/1/2021

  • Added - EMDX7217 - EMDX Yellow/White
  • 2/26/2021

  • Added - BNSF 1935 - BN Paint
  • 2/22/2021

  • Removed - NS 5303 - Operation Lifesaver
  • 2/15/2021

  • Reactivated CSX 911, 3194 and 1776.   Reportable on CSX Q410-14 to Selkirk, NY

  • 2/12/2021

  • Removed - KCS 2830 - KCS Grey
  • 2/6/2021

  • Removed - BNSF 2192 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • Removed - BNSF 1614 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • 2/5/2021

  • AMTK184 is now reportable again

  • Added - BNSF 2833 - BN Paint
  • 2/1/2021

  • Added - WSOR 4183 - 30th Anniversary
  • 1/26/2021

  • Added remaining KCS units in Grey.

    SD40-2

    • KCS 661 
    • KCS 3219

    GP38-2

    • KCS 1908 
    • KCS 1909
    • KCS 1915 
    • KCS 1921 
    • KCS 2004 
    • KCS 2014 
    • KCS 2022 
    • KCS 2023 
    • KCS 2029

    GP40-3

    • KCS 2809 
    • KCS 2830 
    • KCS 2841 
    • KCS 2844 
    • KCS 2846 
    • KCS 2898  
    • KCS 2964 
    • KCS 2972 

     GP40-2LW

    • KCS 2900 
    • KCS 2902 
    • KCS 2906 
    • KCS 2911
  • 1/24/2021

  • Removed - BNSF 2843 - ATSF Bluebonnet (Repainted)

  • Removed - BNSF 2831 - BN Paint (Repainted)

  • 1/22/2021

  • Added - KCS 2967 - KCS Grey

  • 1/21/2021

  • Added - KCSM 4520 - KCS Grey
  • 1/14/2021

  • Added - AMTK 46 - Connecting America for 50 Years
  • 1/11/2021

  • Removed - BNSF 193 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • Just resolved an issue with our password reset.  If you had troubles logging in after a password reset it's likely that your new password wasn't complex enough.  The password reset page wasn't displaying validation messages when a new password didn't meet the requirements.    This has been resolved at as of 1/10/2021 6:30PM EST.  

    There have also been a couple instances where a fellow user might accidently selected the wrong locomotive during a report.  For example; it's a locomotive on the east coast only but was reported on the west coast.  This could happen if the person was scrolling the locomotive selection screen and accidently tapped the wrong locomotive during a scroll.  For such a unique situation; we've added geo-fencing for handful of unique locomotives.

    Brian =)

  • 1/5/2021

  • Added - BNSF 3027 - BN Paint

  • 12/30/2020

  • Added - WSOR 4170 - 40th Anniversary
  • Our moderators now have the ability to update the leader status on a report.  Previously if a user made a mistake selecting the leader we would have to take it down.   Now our team can fix the mistake so the report can stay viewable.

    Brian =)

  • 12/28/2020

  • Removed - GTW 4926 - GTW Paint - Repainted

  • Added - GTW 5825 - GTW Paint
  • 12/27/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 1885 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • 12/26/2020

  • Added - BNSF 2700 - BN Paint
  • Fixed an issue where the "distance away" was displaying incorrectly on the latest location view on the mobile app.  This view was never designed to show the distance away and thus resulted in very confusing results. 

    Brian =)

  • 12/24/2020

  • The entire staff here at HeritageUnits.com wish everyone Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, & Happy New Year...

  • Added - MRL 4404 - Thank you to all essential workers
  • 12/22/2020

  • Added - GECX 3000 - Battery-Electric Demo Unit
  • Fixed a bug on the mobile (web) for locomotive list page. Was creating duplicate entries for the same categories.   Thanks J. Higgins for bring this to my attention.

    Brian =)

  • 12/17/2020

  • Fixed a bug where user favorites was not displaying within the apps (iOS/Android/Web).  Many thanks to Tom B. for bringing it to my attention.

    Brian =)

  • 12/14/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 2947 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • 12/13/2020

  • Added - GTW 5827 - GTW Paint
  • 12/12/2020

  • Removed - AMTK 189 - Big Game Train - Stickers removed 

  • 12/9/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 2949 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • 12/8/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 2939 - BN Paint - Repainted 

  • 12/5/2020

  • Added - GTW 5849 - GTW Paint
  • Added - GTW 5954 - GTW "Zebra Gray" Paint
  • Added - GTW 5955 - GTW "Zebra Gray" Paint
  • Added - GTW 5830 - GTW Paint
  • Added - UP 1076 - SP Paint
  • 11/30/2020

  • Added - BNSF 196 - ATSF Bluebonnet
    Added - BNSF 1638 - ATSF Bluebonnet
    Added - BNSF 1645 - ATSF Bluebonnet
    Added - BNSF 1648 - ATSF Bluebonnet
    Added - BNSF 1761 - ATSF Bluebonnet


  • 11/28/2020

  • Added - EMDX 7215 - EMDX Yellow/White
  • Added - EMDX 7214 - EMDX Yellow/White
  • 11/27/2020

  • BNSF677 & BNSF686 are reportable again. Spotted in Kansas City, MO. 

  • 11/25/2020

  • Added - CN 7601 - Illinois Central
  • 11/24/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 2857 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • 11/22/2020

  • Removed - IC 2455 - Blue Devil - Scrapped

  • 11/21/2020

  • Fixed a bug where custom favorites couldn't be updated on the web.  Thanks Phil for letting us know.

    Brian =)
    HeritageUnits.com - Founder/Developer

  • 11/16/2020

  • Added - BNSF 888 - ATSF Warbonnet
  • 11/12/2020

  • Renamed - CN 3233 to Veterans Unit

  • Added - CN 3015 - Veterans Unit
  • Removed - NS 5826 - Operation Lifesaver
  • Removed - NS 3500 - Operation Lifesaver
  • Removed - NS 3492 - Operation Lifesaver
  • 11/7/2020

  • Added - MRL 4407 - Veterans Unit
  • 11/6/2020

  • Fixed a bug where the category drop down on the mobile apps was only displaying a the sub category.  This was a server level fix;; thus the fix will be immediate for any affected app versions.

    Brian =)

  • 11/1/2020

  • Added - CN 601 - Illinois Central
  • 10/29/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 1739 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • Removed - BNSF 1738 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • 10/25/2020

  • Added 3 "New" Heritage units from Canadian National.   CN3023 (EJE), CN3008 (IC) and CN3069 (WC).   All 3 locomotives with addition of CN3115 (BCOL) are on train CN M396.  

    A video of the units can be found at this link ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdH7YV2SQ-Y )

  • 10/18/2020

  • Added - AMTK 705 - Phase III Empire Service
  • Removed - BNSF 2869 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • 10/16/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 1757 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • 10/13/2020

  • Quick update on the upcoming 3.0 mobile app.  

    For the past month I've been making core changes to the server in preparation for the 3.0 app.  Below are a couple features I'm looking to bring into v3.0.

    • Sub Divisions / Mile Post - We'll ask the reporter for more details like the sub division, mile post and timetable direction.  If you don't know all those details; it's ok!    We're building the app to suggest them to you and also provide pointers on the correct direction (sometimes North/South is actually East/West on a railroad's timetable). 

    • Web Cameras - We're building in features to speed up web camera reporting and pre-fill in details about the location. 

    • Push Notifications - Currently only our android app (premium accounts) has the ability to do notifications but they're built upon a "pull" notification that works on a schedule.  We're looking to replace this with "push" notifications for iOS/Android.

    • Photo Uploads - Currently only available via our web version.  Looking to add the ability to upload directly from your phone. 

    • Routing Predictions - Our ultimate goal... with more detailed reporting our goal is send notifications to you if you train is inbound to your location.  Note this will likely be delivered in later version as we stabilize the 3.0 version. 

    Please be patient as I build things out but if you have enhancement ideas please send them to me at our contact page

    Brian =)
    HeritageUnits.com - Founder / Developer



  • BNSF680 is reportable again

  • 10/12/2020

  • Added - BNSF 1914 - BN Paint
  • Added - AMTK 600 - David L. Gunn Memorial - Note that this is in commuter service so we've disabled notifications for this locomotive

  • Added - BNSF 1835 - BN Paint
  • 10/11/2020

  • BNSF625 is reportable again (was in storage)

  • 10/10/2020

  • Added another "new" heritage unit CN3115 in BC rail paint. This unit previously was a 100th anniversary unit. 

    It's been spotted in it's new paint but no word on the official release date.  

    Their is also another Illinois Central heritage unit (all black "deathstar") that is painted but it's number is still TBD.

    Top notch stuff coming out of Canadian National!

  • Added a "new" heritage unit.  Fresh out of the shop in true GT (Blue/Red) paint - CN 8952 - Grand Trunk Western

  • 10/9/2020

  • Resolved an issue while submitting new reports where a new report could result in a "Object reference not set to an instance of an object".  

  • 10/7/2020

  • Applied a small fix for the map view on the mobile web version where it wasn't pulling up the report when clicking on the marker icon. 

    Fixed a display issue with trending locomotives (Mobile & Web versions)

  • 10/6/2020

  • Added - BNSF 1755 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • 10/3/2020

  • Removed - CEFX 6012 - SOO Paint - Repainted

  • Added - CN7600 (GP40-3) CN 600 (Slug).   As of right now we're describing them as "Canadian National Green" paint.  You can view a picure of them at this  (link).  

    Please note that links only work on the web version of heritage units.  In our new app they'll be clickable. 

  • 9/29/2020

  • Removed - SOO 4409 - SOO Paint - Repainted

  • Removed - BNSF 3172 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • Removed - BNSF 1746 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • 9/26/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 2952 - ATSF Bluebonnet  - Repainted

  • 9/24/2020

  • UP1995 (C&NW) is now reportable again

  • Added - BNSF 1611 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • Added - BNSF 1751 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • 9/23/2020

  • Added - BNSF 6075 - BNSF 25th Anniversary
  • 9/20/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 2846 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • Removed - BNSF 2796 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted

  • 9/18/2020

  • Added - BNSF 5869 - BNSF 25th Anniversary
  • 9/10/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 1445 - BN Paint - Repainted
  • 9/9/2020

  • Added - BNSF 6179 - BNSF 25th Anniversary
  • Removed - BNSF 1792 - BN Paint - Repainted
  • 9/7/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 3032, 3106, 3169 and 3173 - Repainted
  • Added - BNSF 5872 - BNSF 25th Anniversary
  • 9/5/2020

  • Added - BNSF 2868 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • 9/4/2020

  • Added - BNSF 6163 - BNSF 25th Anniversary
  • 9/3/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 2864 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • Removed - BNSF 2845 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • Removed - BNSF 2860 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • Removed - NS 8520 - DC to AC Conversion (Red)
  • Added - BNSF 6078 - BNSF 25th Anniversary
  • 8/31/2020

  • Removed - BNSF 3194 - ATSF Bluebonnet (been repainted)
  • 8/29/2020

  • With the next major mobile app release (3.0 - currently in development) our goal is provide more accuracy within reporting and also hopefully fulfill the dream of providing a heads up further down the line of a tracked locomotive heading your way. Since the inception of the site (2012); this will be the most significant change to reporting locomotives and why we're focusing on the mobile platform as it provides more capabilities then the web versions. We hope to make easier than the current reporting screen but also be able get the most accurate information by asking a couple other details from the reporter.


    We're currently executing proof of concepts right now and hope to provide more details in the future.

    Brian =)
  • 8/28/2020

  • BNSF682 is able to be reported again (spotted in Flagstaff, AZ this morning)
  • Added - BNSF 6017 - BNSF 25th Anniversary
  • NS8520 DC to AC Conversion (Red) - Is available to be reported again. It's been spotted by numerous folks today. Many thanks to all who reached out to let us know.
  • 8/26/2020

  • Added - BNSF 2775 - ATSF Bluebonnet
  • Reactivated all the NS GP59Es until we receive 100% confirmation that they are sold/retired.
  • 8/25/2020

  • Reactivated BNSF624, spotted on virtual railfan camera - Thanks Jack
  • 8/23/2020

  • Beginning in August 2020 we'll be rolling out the requirement that all new reporting of locomotives will be required to be submitted via our mobile apps (iOS/Android).

    Why the change?

    We analyzed the data and for the past couple years noticed that reporting from the mobile applications has been more reliable and consistent then reports submitted via the web version. Additionally, we’ve seen in 2020 that 90% of the reports came from the mobile versions leaving only 10% reports via the web.

    Deprecating the web reporting version will allow us to focus our attention to solid experience within the mobile app and also bring in additional features that have been asked for.

    Anything else changing on the web site?

    Nothing else and we have no plans for any other changes. You can still view all reports in real-time, upload photos, etc…

    New mobile app coming...

    We’re currently in the process of complete rewrite (3.0) of the app where we will attempt to bring “All” the functionality of the web site to the mobile apps along with new enhancements. We know there are some limitations of the current application and thus why we're taking a fresh swing. Give me some time to get things built and ready!

    Brian =)
    HeritageUnits.com - Founder / Developer

  • Added - BNSF 6022 - BNSF 25th Anniversary
  • 8/19/2020

  • Added - METX 90 - Chicago & North Western
  • 8/16/2020

  • Added - BNSF 6111 - BNSF 25th Anniversary
  • 8/14/2020

  • We've added a sub category "BNSF 25th Anniversary" for upcoming 10 locomotives that BNSF will be releasing. Word is all locomotives will be painted in the same scheme. Images can be see at at the trains.com news link.
  • Added - BNSF 5828 - BNSF 25th Anniversary.
  • 8/11/2020

  • Added - MEC 507 - Guilford Rail System - See photo at link
  • Removed - DME 4001 - DM&E Paint - See photo at link